Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Receive Zulu Blessing in Africa

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

During their trip to South Africa for the World Cup, Alicia Keys and her fiancé Swizz Beatz had their union and unborn child blessed in a traditional Zulu ceremony in Illovo, a suburb of Johannesburg.

According to Times LIVE, the blessing took place under a fig tree known as “the healing tree,” which represents good fortune and health. The happy couple was accompanied by Alicia’s mother Terri Augello, younger brother Cole, and a camera crew documenting their trip.

The Grammy-winning songstress, who is around five months pregnant, wore a blue sash and tribal beads, while Swizz sported a red sarong, leopard-print sash, and fur-trimmed hat, as they were blessed by two female priests.



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14 Comments

  1. Rhino

    What a lovely couple!

    And before you start talking all that “homewrecker” stuff, Mashonda had already filed for divorce before Swizzy started seeing Alicia. There’s NO way they were getting back together anyhow, so I fail to see how he’s the one cheating…

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  2. Trey

    ‘LICIA & SWIZZ :D

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  3. Seductress

    I WONDER IF ZULU KNOW SHE A HOME WRECKING HO AND HE IS AN ADULTERER. SHE BROKE UP A VOW THAT WAS VOWED BEFORE GOD TO BE SCARED. THE ONLY WAY THIS IS BLESSED IF BOTH REPENT AND ASK MASHONDA FOR FORGIVENESS. #JUSTSAYING YO

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  4. justthink

    Wow!! finally someone who knows a time frame. I agree. I wish everyone well !!!

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  5. justthink

    @seductress they were not linked together until after the statement was released that they had been seperated for seven months and were filing for a divorce in April of 2008. Mashonda needs to blame someone for the failed marriage because she herself maynot want to face the fact that it wasn’t working out for other reasons.

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  6. Rhino

    @Seductress:

    You might want to read my earlier comment. Mashonda was making Swizzy choose between her and his older son…

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  7. Kyle

    I’m really happy for the two of them. I hope it works out because Alicia deserves nothing but the BEST.

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  8. TheFashionistaChic

    Rhino “Alicia” cut the calamity.

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  9. ANgry Fan

    Congrats Alicia! You deserve everything :)

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  10. hello

    aww they make cute couples!

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  11. AsphltFlwr

    Are you people serious? I agree completely with Seductress (minus the name calling). Even if there were issues in the marriage, and there obviously were, that doesn’t excuse their behavior. If they wanted to go about things in a way that could’ve been respected, Swizz and Alicia should’ve waited until the divorce was final.

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  12. Janeth

    Hello they were keeping the affair on the down low because they both knew they were doing something wrong… Alicia keys is a whore true fact!!! They look like clowns…

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  13. squidray

    marriage blessed by God? psst!!… give me a break. this people don’t know or care who God( or they know but choose the other side) they get blessings under the order of ancestry pagan spirits in African traditions. they would not want a church ordained man. this is what the whole world worshiped until the light of the world descended into the darkness and light shone on men.Jesus Christ. do you think this people don’t know why they seek ancestral pagan gods/sacred trees blessings?

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  14. offended african

    Firstly, all the people who commented on the pair have no close relation to alicia keys or swizz beats. Therefore, nobody knows the real story, and even if they did hook up before swizz separated frm his wife, I don’t think any of you have the right to call alicia keys names, another person’s marriage has nothing to do with you. Alicia keys looks happy, and that should be good enough.oh and to squidray, its all very nice that you are so outspoken, but you should not make comments about a culture which you are not a part of. It is not a religion, we are christians, but it is part of our culture to give respect to our ancestors by participating in traditional rituals. I read your post with many of my zulu friends and we were very offended by your post. If you don’t know what you are talking about, keep it to yourself because all you have done is pass yourself off as ignorant.

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